Neuro Rainbow Cast with Autisticly Aar
The Tessa McEnvoy Interview
Tessa McEnvoy She/Her In this interview with myself explores her diagnoses of apraxia, as well as sensory processing disorder, bipolar disorder and autism. On Facebook she has created the 'Apraxia Story' blog, a blog which is where she writes of her diagnoses of apraxia and neurodivergent conditions and her experiences of being an adoptee. In this interview she touches on her experience of an adoptee, which has given her trauma of being gaslit, manipulated and exploited in what she describes as abuse with her adopted family and shares her not so easy challenge of seeking to live a free and independent life in an abled world with such conditions been taken advantage of by others and how it can be hard to self-advocate. Telling of the challenges a person with oral-motor apraxia may have with communicating she shares how it can prove challenges in school and the work place when its all so difficult to advocate for yourself and get the necessary working conditions that she needs with useful advice to give to teachers and employers about the needs of neurodivergent people.
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The Ciara McCarthy Interview01:11:37Ciara McCarthy (She/They) discusses her experiences as a deaf autistic person who has Cerebral Palsy and her activism and advocacy work encouraging other young people to be politically active and furthering the cause for disability education and inclusive education for disabled people.
The Emily Price Interview01:25:44Autistic speech and language therapist Emily Price (She/Her) discusses her profession as a speech and language therapist, the communicative differences of neurodivergent people and what use does speech and language therapy have for neurodivergent people. She also discussed her autism diagnoses that came after she qualified as a speech and language experience and talks of her own diagnoses. Emily speaks clear of her privilege and position in her field never having been referred to such therapies herself after late discovery of being neurodivergent whilst she provides training and indirect support and advocacy work for those who work with neurodivergent people and provides supervision and training for those in her field. She highlights whilst she receives requests of autistic parents and guardians and support her work is focused and working with autistic/neurodivergent adults and providing indirect support and not specialising on the therapies tailored to younger service users under the age of 10.CW: Mild minor references to body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Helpful services for action, advice and support can be found on www.neurorainbowproject.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter:@NeuroRainbowUKFB//IG/TT:@NeurorainbowprojectHost: Aar Jae Williams
The Leena Sarah Farhat Interview01:02:30Leena Sarah Farhat (She/They) chats to Autisticly Aar about her diagnoses of autism, about how they masked and how people underestimate the talents of Autistic people sharing the unique skills and advantages to focused interests to autistic community and relationships.
The Rachel Winder Interview Two01:05:41Rachel Winder (She/Her) returns to chat to Autisticly Aar about her campaign and petition for the British government to introduce a statutory regulator and governing body to improve the care and interventions that autistic people are faced with. When national scandals and trauma stories of abuse continue to be told. She answers what it would mean to fix regulation were it fails to be regulated and the needed checks and balances and easy to access support where there isn't. Answering her one thing to make things better for neurodivergent peopleRachel's Social Media:@auticulate (Twitter and TikTok)Neuro Rainbow Project's Social Media: @neurorainbowproject (Facebook/Instagram/TikTok and YouTube) @NeuroRainbowUk on twitter Email: email@example.comView the petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/637183Podcast Host and Producer: Aaron J Williams, Aaron Audio Production for Neuro Rainbow Project
The Variety D Interview: Part Two28:27Comedian Variety D chats to Autisticly Aar about her experiences as a black disabled comedian in Britain, about her epilepsy, ADHD and autistic brothers.contact the show: firstname.lastname@example.org more: www.neurorainbowproject.com
The Variety D Interview: Part One01:19:43Comedian Variety D chats to Autisticly Aar about her experiences as a black disabled comedian in Britain, about her epilepsy, ADHD and autistic brothers.contact the show: email@example.com more: www.neurorainbowproject.com
The Eryn Tett Interview58:41Eryn Tett (She/Her) British comedian and actor talks to Autisticly Aar about her career in alternative comedy and her autism diagnoses
The Luke Poulton Interview50:24Luke (He/Him) chats to Autisticly Aar about his autism diagnoses and a career in stand-up that challenges the tired old trope of autistic people not being funny. An insightful that autistic people really can be funny.email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com: www.neurorainbowproject.comFollow Facebook/ Instagram/ TikTok: @neurorainbowproject
The Sara Rose Gibbs Interview01:22:16Sara (She/Her) chats to Autisticly Aar about her memoir Drama Queen A lifetime of labels about the journey in her life to find the life changing label of autism and being autistic. We chat around the privilege of being able to tell your story and the importance that people from diverse backgrounds are giving the platform to tell theirs believing the importance of changing perceptions of autism through the words of autistic people. She chats about the importance of those in scientific research fields to listen and learn from autistic people and not to ignore our needs and touching on her previous work of a satirical comedian writer on panel shows and the experience of working in a writing room with other comedic script writers